History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1920

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1920?

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This actor, best known for playing Lance-Corporal Jack Jones in Dad's Army, is born.9th January
The steamer Treveal is wrecked in this body of water.10th January
This footballer and manager, most famous for winning the World Cup with England in 1966, is born.22nd January
The council of this international organisation, the forerunner to the United Nations, meets for the first time.11th February
Queen Alexandra unveils a statue of this nurse, who saved the lives of soldiers from both sides in WWI, and helped 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium. 17th March
This Midlands football club wins the First Division for the first time.10th April
Great Britain and Ireland compete at the Summer Olympics in this European city, winning 43 medals, 15 gold.20th April-12th September
This Midlands football club wins the first FA Cup since 1915, beating Huddersfield Town 1-0.24th April
Ebenezer Howard establishes this garden city.29th April
Forty Irish republican prisoners on hunger strikes are released from this west London prison.10th May
Sinn Féin and Unionists engage in pitched street battles in this Northern Irish city.17th May
Women lecturers are given equal status to their male counterparts at this prestigious university.18th May
King George V opens this museum at The Crystal Palace, founded to document Britain's efforts and sacrifices during the First World War.9th June
A new airmail service starts from London to this Dutch city.5th July
The first of these international Scout meetings takes place at Olympia, London.30th July- 8th August
This far left political party is formed.31st July
Following an announcement in Feburary that their horses will be replaced by cars, the Metropolitan Police form this unit, tasked with investigating armed robberies.22nd September
This ursine children's comic strip character features in the Daily Express for the first time.8th November
On this day of violence in Ireland, an IRA operation assassinates the Cairo Gang; the Royal Irish Constabulary retaliates by opening fire on a Gaelic football crowd, killing 13.21st November
Scots vote against this restriction on alcohol.5th December
In reprisal attacks after a British auxiliary is killed in a guerilla ambush, British forces set fire to 5 acres of the centre of this southern Irish city.11th December
This monarch grants Royal Assent to the Government of Ireland Act, providing for the partition of Ireland into Northern and Southern Ireland, with separate parliaments.23rd December

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